Antony Richards Property Services

RICS Chartered firm of Surveyors

Antony Richards Property Services is a RICS Chartered firm of surveyors having built up a reputation over more than 20 years of providing a professional service in all aspects of property surveys, valuations and estate management.  We are recognised as one of the leading surveying practices in West Cornwall covering Penzance, St Ives, Hayle and Helston.

Professional Valuations

Antony Richards Property Services Surveying Department is able to undertake RICS ‘Red Book’ valuations for individuals, solicitors and accountants for a wide range of purposes. This valuation process is regulated by the RICS Valuation Global Standards, otherwise known as the Red Book, ensuring a non-biased and reliable property valuation is produced for every report.

Our Surveyor and Valuer

Rhodri Mcatee AssocRICS

Rhodri joined Antony Richards Property Services in 2019 having previously worked locally in the property industry for more than seven years. During that time, his training and continued professional development has enabled him to become Associate RICS qualified. His role within the firm includes undertaking homebuyers’ reports and building surveys, professional valuations, legionella risk assessments and being involved in block management.

Rhodri will give you professional advice and help you:

  • make an informed decision on whether to go ahead with buying the property
  • make an informed decision on what is a reasonable price to pay for the property
  • take into account any repairs or replacements the property needs, and
  • consider what further advice you should take before committing to purchasing the property

Rhodri, the RICS building surveyor, will:

  • help you make a reasoned and informed decision when purchasing the property, or when planning for repairs, maintenance or upgrading the property
  • provide detailed advice on condition
  • describe the identifiable risk of potential or hidden defects
  • where practicable and agreed, provide an estimate of costs for identified repairs
  • make recommendations as to any further actions or advice which need to be obtained before committing to purchase

The RICS Home Survey Service (Level 2) includes:

  • a physical inspection of the property
  • a report based on the inspection
  • a valuation, which is part of the report

The RICS Building Survey Service (Level 3) includes:

  • a thorough inspection of the property (see ‘The inspection’)
  • a detailed report based on the inspection (see ‘The report’)

Do you need a level 2 or a level 3 survey?

Check the table below to view the service features of both these types of surveys offered by Antony Richards Property Services.

Service FeaturesSurvey Level 2
RICS Homebuyer
Report (Survey &
Valuation) Service
Survey Level 3
RICS Building
Survey Service
Describes the construction and condition of the property on the date of the inspection.
Aims to identify any problems that need urgent attention or are serious.
Aims to identify things that need to be investigated further to prevent serious damage.
Aims to tell you about problems that may be dangerous.
Aims to show up potential issues and defects before any transaction takes place.
Aims to help you decide whether you need extra advice before committing to purchase.
Aims to enable you to budget for any repairs or restoration.
Aims to advise you on the amount of ongoing maintenance required in the future.
Provides a reinstatement cost to help you avoid under or over-insurance.
Provides a market valuation.
Aims to establish how the property is built, what materials are used, and how these will perform in the future.
Aims to describe both visible and hidden defects plus exposing potential problems.
Aims to outline the repair options and give you a repair timeline whilst explaining the consequences of not acting.
Where practical and agreed, provides an estimate of costs for identified repairs.
Provides specific comments on energy efficiency.

How much is a level 2 or a level 3 survey?

Property Size Survey Level 2
RICS Homebuyer
Report (Survey &
Valuation) Service
Survey Level 3
RICS Building
Survey Service
Up To 60 square metres£500 (inc. VAT)£900 (inc. VAT)
61 to 90 square metres£580 (inc. VAT)£980 (inc. VAT)
91 to 120 square metres£650 (inc. VAT)£1,050 (inc. VAT)
120 plus square metres£720 (inc. VAT)£1,200 (inc. VAT)

Please ask an estate agent or consult EPC for property size if required. Please feel free to call and discuss our pricing options. Terms of Business and Standard Terms of Engagement are available upon request.

More information on our surveying and valuation services

We are happy to talk you through the process, and answer any of your questions. Call us now on 01736 366544 for friendly, professional advice or email us at: 

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